America’s Fragile Communities: Valuing A College Education, But Doubting They Have Access To It

A recent survey conducted by the Center for Advancing Opportunities and Gallup reveals people living in fragile communities place a high value on college education but don’t believe it is accessible to them. 

From the article:

The report, The State of Opportunity in America, is based on a 2019 survey (November 6, 2019 - January 7, 2020) of a representative sample of 6,941 residents living in “fragile communities” in 47 states and the District of Columbia. A fragile community is defined as a census tract that scores in the bottom quartile on three out of four socioeconomic criteria: employment, education, poverty and a composite index of wellbeing. A high percentage of people who live in fragile communities are struggling in their daily lives and have limited opportunities for social mobility.

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